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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sleepless Nights

I read in a magazine long time ago that millions of people worldwide are having problems with sleeping. One thing  I know when somebody has problem about sleeping is that,  he or she might have a disorder called  insomnia. I have the same problem  sometimes. I am thankful that, it is getting better and I can already fall asleep better the past days. I guess, this is because of the new job. Everytime I go home, I am already tired and this makes me fall asleep immediately.

Some are also having problems with sleeping because their partners are snoring. With the modern medical methods we are having right now, some disorders and sicknesses are already cured. I am not really an expert about medical issues but I was browsing something about sleep apnea in the internet and I read that cpap masks can help in curing it. This is indeed a very interesting gadget. Why not if it really helps.

Lastly an insomnia, or sleeplessness, is a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sad News from HB's Relative

Good morning folks! It seems that the sky is still crying right now. I decided not to work in our garden today because of the rainy weather. I need sunshine now because it is getting cold again since the past two weeks. Back to my main topic. About a week ago, hubby received a call from one of his relatives telling him that another relative is not getting good right now. The doctor said that they can't do anything anymore with his sickness. I am not so sure if it is like a mesothelioma prognosis but since we are living in an industrial country, sickness like this cannot be avoided. The doctor said that only miracle can save my husband's relative. The cancerous cells are already scattered around his body. I asked HB what kind of cancer does his relative has but he also don't know the real story. Things like this is really very difficult to accept especially to the immediate family of the victim. Hubby said that he is on his 50's and he is really a very nice person. Our prayers for him. Take care folks!

Monday, June 29, 2009

What is Mesothelioma?

I already heard and read about this kind of cancer some months ago. Just the other week, I heard over the news that asbestos were found in a former training area for soldiers somewhere in Amberg in Bavaria, Germany. If I am not mistaken, this training area was occupied before by US Army. Asbestos is a very dangerous substance that can cause Mesothelioma cancer. The people who have been exposed to asbestos dust and fiber might developed this kind of cancer. Most people who develop this kind of cancer have worked on jobs wherein they inhaled asbestos particles. If this happened to you, you better contact the nearest Mesothelioma lawyers to help you with this terminal sickness. For those who are victims of this deadly disease, I hope and pray that a miracle will happen to you to be backed in your normal health. take care everyone and have a great week ahead!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Visit To Our Doctor

How's everyone doing out there? I hope that you are all doing great! If you have to ask me..I guess not too bad compared to the past days. I am still recovering from cough and colds until now. Yesterday I had the chance to visit our doctor for some medical prescriptions. After taking some medicines yesterday until today, I really feel very better. Thanks also to our dear Lord for making me well and better again. I also had some important medical papers to get from our doctor. It was my husband's check ups and x-rays which are needed by our lawyer.

I hope that you are enjoying your day today no matter what. It is still raining outside. I am just doing some things inside the house. I have a lot of back logs after being sick for some days. Happy Tuesday to all and I'll see you soon again!

Before I forget, I would like to thank all the visitors, readers, commenters and all blogger friends who extend their warm thoughts and caring in all my blogs..Thanks a lot guys! truly appreciate it! I will visit you soon!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Suffering in Silence "Again"

Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing great! I am not really feeling good until now. I have a running nose that runs how many kilometers till now.hehehe! but see I can still manage to smile..wink! My cold started last night. I don't know why..or maybe the sudden change of weather again. Yesterday was a very warm sunny day and suddenly last night the rain start pouring again. Until now, it is still showering a bit and the sky is gray....typical weather in Germany. I don't know but I already consumed two boxes of tissues for my nose. I am already tired of sneezing the whole day. My nose is getting red and quite painful now. I am feeling very tired but still manage to do blogging..wink!

I had a short nap this afternoon. I want to take a rest again but my eyes are still wide awake as I was lying down. I decided to go online and update some of my blogs...Now I am almost gone and promise to slowly sign-off and go to bed early tonight. We will go early tomorrow for crystal shopping in Neustadt. I hope I will feel better and back to normal health when I wake up tomorrow. I wish you all a lovely evening! have a wonderful weekend too! Tschuss!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

What Really happened Last Thursday

Another morning is almost breaking! How was your weekend guys? I hope you had a great one! So far weekend for me was very better and quite relaxing! and what really happened last Thursday? I had a terrible migraine attack again! It started around early afternoon. It became worst around late afternoon that I vomited a lot and lost most of my energy. I took some pain relievers but it didn't help. I just felt so very very tired that time. Around in the evening last Thursday, after some sleep I felt better again. I was so hungry after vomiting in the afternoon. I told my husband to drive me in the nearest fast food restaurant because I want to taste and eat some food. We drove to Parsberg then. I was praying that the pain will subside and totally gone when I wake up the next day.

Friday morning, around seven, I felt very bad again. My head was so heavy and pounding with pain. I said to myself, this is not good anymore. I guess I need an injection that time. Our house doctor is still not open that time and nobody will drive me to the doctor. I can't drive also with such terrible pain in my head. I took this time a migraine tablet and went back to sleep. I just ate a banana to have something in my stomach before I took the migraine tablet. After I took the tablet, I felt weak that my arms and legs can't move anymore. It was truly a bad feeling. I don't know what happened then because I fall asleep already.

After some hours of sleep, I woke-up around 10:30 am. I was thankful that I felt better already. I even went to the bank to pick-up some money. I was not feeling totally fine last Friday afternoon but very better compared to Thursday. Yesterday, I felt very very better that I did update some of my blogs. Today I had a great day with my husband as we went walking for some kilometers in our place. I just always hope and pray that migraine will never attack me anymore. I guess, that's all for now! Time to go to bed! have a blessed week ahead! take care everyone! wish to share some pictures tomorrow from our walking today!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sad To Hear About Someone

Before the story begins, I would like to apologize about the hiatus that happened this morning in most of my blogs. The lay-outs were gone. It was a catastrophe! Just visit my other site, The World Wide Web for more updates. To the main story tonight, I felt sad as I heard from someone last Monday that a town mate is having a terminal sickness. I haven't talk to this lady after I visited her one time in 2004 to pick a "Balikbayan" box, which we use for sending presents back home. Besides that I am not really calling people just to talk non-sense things unless it is something important. I also heard that she already closed her Asian shop long time ago because maybe of her sickness. I really don't know this lady but I can say that as we bought something to her shop before, she was very friendly and nice. I guess it is not a Mesothelioma cancer that she has but another one. I am not so sure what it is exactly because I also did not asked this other lady who mentioned it to me. We just happened to see each other as I went grocery shopping last Monday. I hope and pray that God will perform a miracle to this poor lady. I believed she is a good person and sometimes I ask, why to this kind of person? Please let's pray for her! have a great night!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Absence in the Blogosphere due to Migraine

Do you have a Migraine? if none, never ever dream from this kind of sickness. It is a terrible one, I tell you. I had again a Migraine last Thursday night until yesterday. I am feeling better last night. Thanks goodness! Now I am kickin' again in the blogosphere..not that much but I am happy to see you here again. Last Friday my migraine went worst because I vomited three times and I felt so tired the whole day. It was really terrible that I want to stay all the time in a dark room with my eyes closed and I don't want to hear any noise even talking to my husband. I want completely a noise-free and light-free environment.

When migraine attacks me, the pain is always in the left side of my head including my left eye. When it is very bad, I always feel that my left eye want to come out. Sometimes after I vomit, I felt better..sometimes not. When it is not too bad, I am only taking pain killers like Ibuprofen before it get worst. Sometimes it works sometimes not. When this happened, I am forced to take migraine tablets but sometimes it also doesn't work. The best remedy when I am totally run out of energy is to have an injection in our house doctor.

I can't give you an exact cause for a migraine, my doctor can't even explained it to me. I had already undergone CT scan twice and I am happy that they found nothing in it. Is it because of hormonal problems, changing of weather? I can tell you sometimes when I smell cigarette smokes, my migraine triggers or when I have my monthly visitor. To give you some information about migraine, I consulted my dear friend online, Wikipedia...so have fun reading! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

What is Migraine?

Migraine is a neurological syndrome characterized by altered bodily perceptions, headaches, and nausea. Physiologically, the migraine headache is a neurological condition more common to women than to men. Etymologically, the French word migraine derives from the Greek hemicrania (half skull) and the Old English megrim (severe headache).

The typical migraine headache is unilateral and pulsating, lasting from 4 to 72 hours; symptoms include nausea, vomiting, photophobia (increased sensitivity to bright light), and hyperacusis (increased sensitivity to noise); approximately one third of people who suffer migraine headache perceive an aura — visual, olfactory — announcing the headache.

(featuring Initial treatment is with analgesics for the head-ache, an anti-emetic for the nausea, and the avoidance of triggering conditions. The cause of migraine headache is unknown; the accepted theory is a disorder of the serotonergic control system, as PET scan has demonstrated the aura coincides with diffusion of cortical depression consequent to increased blood flow (up to 300% greater than baseline). There are migraine headache variants, some originate in the brainstemintercellular transport dysfunction of calcium and potassium ions) and some are genetically disposed. Studies of twins indicate a 60 to 65 per cent genetic influence upon their developing propensity to migraine headache. Moreover, fluctuating hormone levels indicate a migraine relation: 75 percent of adult patients are women, although migraine affects approximately equal numbers of prepubescent boys and girls; propensity to migraine headache is known to disappear during pregnancy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migraine

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Suffering in Silence

Happy Sunday! This did not happened today. I mean "my suffering in silence"...lol..This happened last Wednesday as I had again a very bad migraine. It was so bad that I vomited and really felt very dizzy. I tried to relax in a dark room and want to to go to sleep to forget the pain but I just can't do it due to severe pain on the left side of my head. It was really very bad. I took some migraine pills but sometimes it has no effect anymore. Last year, I also had very bad migraine that my husband drove me to our house doctor to give some shot or injection. These were the worst migraine attack that I had. You can be very happy if you don't have like this. Never even dream to have it.

I did had some shoulder pains too last week and the past days got some slight headache. I don't exactly know if this is the effect of the changing of the weather now or maybe everytime I have my monthly visitor. You know what I mean ladies..Even now, I am having a slight headache but not so bad. I am hoping that this migraine will never attack me anymore..

Just visit my other homes for more updates..Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! take care everyone!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Not A So Good day Having Migraine

I am fighting today with my migraine. I just lay down in bed the whole day. I want to do a lot of things but couldn't do it. The weather is changing very fast in our place in Germany. It is getting cold again especially in the state of Bavaria. No wonder because autumn time is almost coming. I don't exactly know if my migraine is caused by the fast changing weather. I guess so!! The whole day I was suffering with migraine. I could feel the pain only on the left side of my head. My left eye wanted to get out from where it is. I can't open my eyes because if I do so, I feel like vomiting. Oh yes, I vomit three times today due to severe pain. I thought the first time I vomited the pain will be gone like what happened during my previous attacks but it didn't. After the third time I vomited, I felt very hungry because what I ate during lunch time were all gone. I told my husband tonight to cook a noodle soup for me. I really don't feel like eating because I still got a bad taste due to vomiting.

I thought of going to the doctor to have again an injection for my migraine. The pain reliever and the migraine tablet I took did not work. Sometimes it is like that. I told my husband that next time I will be having an attack again, I will go immediately to the doctor. But it is already 7pm and our house doctor is already closed. Thanks God that, I felt better now.

Back in my home country, I never had a migraine. I have ordinary headaches but not migraine. I just wish I will never have a migraine attack again..It is just so bad and even getting worst now...Be happy if you don't have one!! Have a great evening to all!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Fight with MY Monthly Visitor!!

I always have a fight with my monthly visitor. If not having a migraine, I have a dysmennorhea or cramps. It is not really good. I hear some stories that if you give birth, it will be gone..well, I was never pregnant..In short, I still don't have child. If given that blessing, I will accept it..If not, I will still live my life happily. Short break, did you know that Manolo Blahniks is now available online at Marissa Collections?? Take a look because international shipping is also available!! I'm shopping again!! have a great weekend!! hope you enjoy life to the fullest too!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Backpain Again!!

It's almost midnight now. I want to sleep early tonight but I can't. I got back pains again. I just took a warm bath..stayed in the bathtub for almost an hour. ..Now I feel better as I'm writing this post. The pain is still there but very better as before. I had this pain almost three years now. I had already undergone lots of therapy here in Germany but it's still keep on coming back. I even had x-rays at my back and shoulder before and as far as I can remember also undergone MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) in 2006. But the the doctors still did not find anything.

I am just thankful that I don't work anymore because I think this pain only started as I worked as Retail Supervisor before. That was quite a tough and heavy job. I am just thankful if the pain don't attack me. Sometimes I can't even sleep good at night because of the pain. That was so bad before especially if I have to wake up early and go to work. The worst thing is during snow time wherein you drive to work very early in the morning and the street is still full of snow and not clean yet. Very bad driving esp. with no good sleep..

I am happy with my life now even I just stay at home. I can do whatever I want at home, go wherever I go anytime, in short I have freedom besides being blessed to have a very responsible, kind, understanding and loving husband!!! I am really blessed...But I am just hoping and keep on praying that my back pain will be totally gone and stay healthy all the time.

I guess it's enough for now..Please visit my other sites for more updates!! thanks for viewing and visiting me here!!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!!! Tschuss!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Heel ultrasound predicts osteoporosis risk

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (UPI) -- An ultrasound exam of the heel may be able to predict if a woman is at heightened risk for fractures due to osteoporosis, Swiss researchers said.

Lead author Dr. Idris Guessous of the Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland said along with certain risk factors -- including age or recent fall -- radiation-free ultrasound of the heel may be used to better select women who need further bone density testing, such as a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry exam.

In the three-year, multi-center study, 6,174 women ages 70 to 85 with no previous formal diagnosis of osteoporosis were screened with heel-bone quantitative ultrasound, a diagnostic test used to assess bone density. Researchers asked about risk factors such as age, history of fractures or a recent fall.

The study, published in the the journal Radiology, showed that 1,464 women, or 23.7 percent, were considered lower risk and 4,710, or 76.3 percent, were considered higher risk.

In the group of higher risk women, 290, or 6.1 percent, developed fractures, whereas 27, or 1.8 percent, of the women in the lower risk group developed fractures. Among the 66 women who developed a hip fracture, 60, or 90 percent, were in the higher risk group.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Change needed in end-of-life dementia care

MILTON KEYNES, England (UPI) -- British researchers say many improvements are needed in the care provided to people in the final stages of dementia.

Open University Professor Jan Draper and Clinical Nurse Specialist Deborah Birch reached that conclusion after reviewing 29 published studies conducted in nine nations during the past 10 years.

"We must act now to stop people with dementia from suffering from protracted, potentially uncomfortable and undignified deaths" said Draper. "Our review has reinforced the importance of providing appropriate palliative care to individuals suffering from end-stage dementia and clearly identified some of the barriers to extending such provision."

The recommendations include: communicating the diagnosis of dementia in a sensitive way; acknowledging the potential influence on treatment decisions on the beliefs and values of members of the healthcare team; and reconsidering aggressive medical treatments that have limited benefits and might cause further discomfort to dying patients.

The review appears in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.


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Monday, May 12, 2008

SILENT KILLER: Nightmare!!

I got this forwarded email in my inbox from a dear friend .....wish to share and give some infos to all my friends out there....please read!! it might help and prevent it the earliest time!!

SILENT KILLER: What u need to know about NIGHTMARE or BANGUNGOT & some realities Got this information from a US-based pharmacist who is a cousin of a colleague.It seems only MALES are afflicted with this.

We had a co-staff/driver from FAO who died last month from supposedly BANGUNGOT-- leaving a housewife and 3 very young kids.

IMPORTANT: Never go thirsty when going to bed and besure you have plenty of water during your 8-hour rest.Bangungot has killed a male nurse of UERMMH. It is sudden death in adults which cause them to die while sleeping. Many theories have been put forward as its cause. However, here is an article which sheds somelight to the cause of this malady.

Please read on:Article from THE PHILIPPINE STAR: The reported cause of actor Rico Yan's death is nightmare or bangungot. Medical investigators in China , Japan and several Asian countries who performed autopsies on persons who died from "acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis" found out that the majority of them had eaten NOODLES as their supper.

This was a startling finding.However, it wasn't the noodles that caused nightmares but DEHYDRATION. Imbibing even with a few drinks of alcohol or just eating noodles immediately before bedtime compound this on an empty stomach will trigger an electrolyte imbalance and other factors that causes a person to dehydrate or lose water.

It is therefore advisable for a person to take several glasses of water before bedtime if he had a few or several alcoholic drinks. Avoid eating noodles before bedtime, but if you can not avoid it, all ow at least two hours for the body to digest the noodles before hitting the sack and drink plenty of water.The most important thing is, never go thirsty when going to bed and be sure you have plenty of water during your 8-hour rest.

PLEASE PASS TO YOUR FRIENDS!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Possible genetic link to obesity found

LONDON (UPI) -- British and other scientists say they've discovered a gene sequence that is linked with weight gain and a tendency to develop type 2 diabetes. The researchers say their findings also show the gene sequence is significantly more common in those with Asian Indian rather than European ancestry.

The study, funded by the British Heart Foundation, could lead to better ways of treating obesity, researchers said. Scientists from Imperial College London and other international institutions discovered the sequence is associated with a nearly 1-inch expansion in waist circumference, a 4-pound gain in weight, along with a tendency to become resistant to insulin, which can lead to type 2 diabetes.

The sequence is found in 50 percent of the U.K. population. "Until now, we have understood remarkably little about the genetic component of common problems linked with obesity, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes," said Imperial College London Professor Jaspal Kooner, the paper's senior author.

"Finding such a close association between a genetic sequence and significant physical effects is very important, especially when the sequence is found in half the population.? The study is detailed in the journal Nature Genetics.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Brain disease studied at the atomic level

COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have, for the first time, inspected the atomic level of the protein that causes hereditary cerebral amyloid angiopathy.

The disease, thought to cause stroke and dementia, is initiated by certain kinds of proteins called prions that produce degenerative brain diseases such as CAA, mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans. All are incurable and fatal.

The researchers, led by Ohio State University Assistant Professor Christopher Jaroniec, used solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to inspect a tiny portion of the protein molecule that is key to the formation of plaques in blood vessels in the brain.

"This is a very basic study of the structure of the protein and hopefully it will give other researchers the information they need to perform further studies and improve our understanding of CAA," he said.

The research that included doctoral students Jonathan Helmus and Philippe Naudaud, as well as scientists at Case Western Reserve University, appears in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Study discovers how cancer cells spread

MONTREAL (UPI) -- Canadian scientists say they've discovered cancer cells spread by releasing protein "bubbles" -- a finding that might alter our concept of how cancer works.

The discovery was made by Dr. Janusz Rak and colleagues at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center in collaboration with Dr. Ab Guha of the University of Toronto.

The researchers found cancer cells are able to communicate with their more healthy counterparts by releasing vesicles -- bubble-like structures containing cancer-causing proteins that can trigger specific mechanisms when they merge into non- or less-malignant cells.

Rak said the finding demonstrates that cancer is a multi-cell process, where the cells "talk" to one another extensively.

"This goes against the traditional view that a single 'mutated' cell will simply multiply uncontrollably to the point of forming a tumor," said Rak. "This discovery opens exciting new research avenues, but we also hope that it will lead to positive outcomes for patients."

The study appears in the online edition of the journal Nature Cell Biology.


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Friday, April 18, 2008

Migraines' Frequency Influences Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

I read sometimes news on the net. Any important ones I found, I post it in my blogs..I have sometimes bad migraine attacks. The latest worst attack was in March 23, 2008 and Dec. 18, 2007. Any other attacks are not too bad. This news from yahoo just interest me. therefore, I am also sharing it to my dear friends and reader especially to those who have migraines..This is quite scary but it is so.. here it is..hope you got some infos!! wish everyone in advance a very great weekend!!

Migraines' Frequency Influences Heart Attack, Stoke Risk

THURSDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have weekly migraines are at an increased risk for stroke compared to those with few or no migraines, a new study finds.

On the other hand, those with less frequent migraines may have an increased risk of heart attack, the same team of researchers report.

The findings, to be presented Thursday at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting in Chicago, point to different mechanisms linking migraines to distinct cardiovascular troubles, experts say.

And even though the average migraine sufferer's absolute risk of a heart attack or stroke is still low, the new study should be viewed in the context of other cardiac risk factors, said Dr. Richard Lipton, vice chairman of neurology at Montefiore Headache Center in New York City.

"Someone with migraine should be sure to manage their other risk factors including high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol and body weight," said Lipton. He was not involved in the study, which was conducted by a team from Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Previous research (much of it by the same group) has found an increased risk of vascular problems in both men and women who experience migraines, especially those who experience migraine with visual symptoms known as aura.

One recent study found that women who suffer from migraines with aura are at higher risk of stroke, especially if they smoke and take oral contraceptives.

What's been missing, however, is data on how the frequency of migraines might affect cardiovascular risk.

This study involved almost 28,000 female health professionals in the United States aged 45 and older, none of whom had cardiovascular disease when the trial started.

During about 12 years of follow-up, and compared to women with no migraines, women with less-than-monthly migraines turned out to be 54 percent more likely to develop cardiovascular disease. Those with weekly migraines were almost twice as likely to develop heart troubles.

Those with fewer-than-monthly migraines had a 45 percent increased risk of having an ischemic stroke (one resulting from constricted blood flow) and a 64 percent increased risk for heart attack, compared to women with no migraines, the Boston team found.

Women who suffered migraines at least weekly had a 49 percent increased risk for heart attack and almost triple the increased risk for stroke, they added.

According to Lipton, repeat migraine attacks may have a direct influence on the risk of stroke. "This is plausible because, during the aura, there are profound changes in the brain which diminish blood flow to the brain," he explained. "Stroke is usually caused by diminished blood flow to the brain."

If this were true, preventing migraines should decrease the risk of stroke, although this hypothesis has not yet been tested.

It's also possible that frequent migraines simply point to an increased risk for stroke, rather than actually causing it, Lipton said.

Either way, there's no reason to panic.

"Even if the relative risk of stroke triples in those with frequent migraine, the absolute risk for most people remains low," Lipton said. "If someone who would otherwise have a stroke risk of 20 per 100,000 has that risk triple due to frequent migraine -- to 60/100,000 -- they are [still] very unlikely to have a stroke."

More information

Find out more about migraines at The National Migraine Association.

By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter
Thu Apr 17, 7:03 PM ET

source: yahoo news

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Minimally invasive surgery reduces risks

SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists say a new study shows laparoscopic surgery reduces the risk of nosocomial infections by 52 percent when compared with open surgery.

Ethicon End-Surgery Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, conducted a retrospective study of more than 11,000 patients undergoing one of three surgical procedures: hysterectomy, cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) and appendectomy. The researchers said they found laparoscopic surgery was associated with reduction of the risk of nosocomial (hospital acquired) infections during gallbladder removal by 66 percent, and during hysterectomy by 52 percent compared with open surgery.

The study showed the reduction rates of nosocomial infections during laparoscopic appendectomy were not statistically significant.

"This study gives more definitive evidence that laparoscopic surgery reduces the risk of nosocomial infection compared to open surgery, which may lead to improved patient care and potential reductions in costs to the healthcare system, " said Dr. Andrew Brill, director of minimally invasive gynecology at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, one of the lead investigators of the study.

The research appears in the journal Surgical Endoscopy.

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